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ERIC Number: EJ1152304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Visualizing and Understanding l'Hopital's Rule
Gordon, Sheldon P.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v48 n7 p1096-1105 2017
This article uses dynamic software in Excel to demonstrate several ways in which graphical and numerical approaches can be introduced both to enhance student understanding of l'Hopital's Rule and to explain why the Rule actually works to give the "right" answers. One of the approaches used is to visualize what is happening by examining the limits with both l'Hopital's Rule and the associated Taylor approximation to the function. The dynamic software allows students to experiment with the ideas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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